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Blood meets mascara: Nicole Miceli

Blood meets mascara: Nicole Miceli

Evan Stegenga

April 25, 2018


Filed under Features

When you think of makeup, you usually think of really beautiful CoverGirl models that are covered in lots of stunning and extravagant makeup designs, and not scary monsters that could give you nightmares. Well, that's exactly what Senior Nicole Miceli does. Miceli, who is a technically a junior, is p...

Juuling in Schuul: a new student craze

Juuling in Schuul: a new student craze

Evan Stegenga

April 4, 2018


Filed under News

A few weeks ago, I was walking out of the bathroom by the main gym and I saw a piece of paper on the wall that read: “IT’S NOT CUUL TO JUUL IN SCHUUL.” I thought that this was very ironic, coming just days after GM Principal Mr. Matt Hills sent out an email to families regarding the use of...

We should run, not hide during a lockdown

We should run, not hide during a lockdown

Evan Stegenga

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“Unpopular Opinions” are exactly that. These opinions are those of the authors alone, and do not represent the opinions of The Lasso or of George Mason High School. In the event of a school shooting, anyone in the building would probably have short notice to go into lockdown procedures. Lockdown dr...

What is your birth donut?

What is your birth donut?

Evan Stegenga

February 22, 2018


Filed under Features

January- The Glazed Donut  If born in January, you are independent, serious, and stubborn. You are an analytical outgoing leader. When faced with a choice, you take the safe (but sometimes boring) route that almost always has the good outcome. The glazed donut is the perfect birth donut for all pe...

The best movies of 2017

The best movies of 2017

Evan Stegenga

January 16, 2018


Filed under Features

Coco Pixar is back at it again! Pixar’s Coco was their nineteenth feature film about a young boy and his journey with music. Miguel wants to become a professional musician, but he encounters a barrier, his ancestor’s ban on music. In order to overcome this barrier, he winds up in the land of the dead where he meets a trickster named Héctor. Together, the pair takes a mag...

How Well Do You Know Your Animated TV Shows?

How Well Do You Know Your Animated TV Shows?

Evan Stegenga

November 30, 2017


Filed under Features

Most of us all have spent multiple hours binge-watching our favorite animated series from Family Guy to Rick and Morty. Now is the time to see if all of those hours spent watching your favorite TV shows paid off by taking and passing this quiz. ...

Successful XC season ends at States, once again

Successful XC season ends at States, once again

Evan Stegenga

November 22, 2017


Filed under Sports

Mason’s cross country team braved rough courses, harsh temperatures, and big changes to the team to pull off a successful season. The boys varsity team finished the season with a winning record of 4-1 and the girls varsity team finished with a winning record of 5-0. The boys team kicked off th...

Do you know Thanksgiving as well as you think you do?

Do you know Thanksgiving as well as you think you do?

Evan Stegenga

November 21, 2017


Filed under Features

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. To get you ready for Thanksgiving, this quiz has been created in order to expand your Thanksgiving knowledge and test your prior Thanksgiving knowledge. ...

How Well Do You Know Your Teacher’s Cars

How Well Do You Know Your Teacher’s Cars

Evan Stegenga

November 13, 2017


Filed under Features

Many students are able to recognize Grace Johnson whereabouts by her car, but not only the students have cars. Some teachers have some very interesting cars and we have created a quiz to see if you can figure out which car belongs to which teacher. ...

Top 10 recent and upcoming horror movies

Top 10 recent and upcoming horror movies

Evan Stegenga

November 4, 2017


Filed under Features

  10. Flatliners Release Date: September 29, 2017 Cast: Diego Luna, Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons   The remake of the 1990’s classic, Flatliners details the adventure of five medical students who embark on a dangerous experiment to learn about what lies beyond the confin...

Movie review for Annabelle: Creation

Movie review for Annabelle: Creation

Evan Stegenga

October 2, 2017


Filed under Features

Creepy dolls and old, creaky houses always have a special place in the heart of horror fanatics. Lucky for them, Annabelle: Creation (2017) is packed to the brim with all of the components to make a terrifying movie thanks to the signature porcelain doll, Annabelle. Annabelle: Creation is a prequel...

Movie Review: “IT”

Movie Review: “IT”

Evan Stegenga

September 15, 2017


Filed under Features

For such a popular novel as Stephen King’s “IT”, any director charged with creating a uniquely innovative, terrifying and creative adaptation of the 1,000+ page book has their work cut out for them. Nevertheless, Andrés Muschietti sophomore effort succeeds magnificently. The classic tale of adol...

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